2018 Domaine de Chevalier L'Esprit De Chevalier Blanc

Bordeaux Blanc - 750ML
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JS 94 WE 94 JD 93 VN 92 JL 91 WS 91
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, January 2021

Aromas of guava, dried lemon zest and pear skin with hints of cedar and crushed flint. It’s medium-to full-bodied with tangy acidity. Flavorful and concentrated with a smooth, waxy texture. Mineral finish. Second wine...
WE 94

Wine Enthusiast, April 2021

The ripe layer of Sémillon in this wine gives richness, a creamed-apple character and plenty of aging potential. The second white wine of Domaine de Chevalier, it is ripe, wood aged and generous in fruitiness. Drink the...
JD 93

jebdunnuck.com, March 2021

Readers looking for a terrific Bordeaux Blanc should check out the 2018 Domaine De Chevalier L'Esprit De Chevalier Blanc from Domaine de Chevalier. Based on 60% Sauvignon and 40% Sémillon, it has a rocking bouquet of...
VN 92

Vinous, March 2021

The 2018 L'Esprit de Chevalier Blanc is exquisite. Bright and airy in the glass, the Esprit Blanc marries a striking sense of transparency with all kinds of citrus oil, floral and mineral flavors. Here, too, I am blown...
JL 91

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2021

Bright, fresh, crisp and juicy yellow citrus with bits of orange peel, green apple and pear added in for complexity. I am really liking the sense of sense of mineraity in the finish. Enjoy this gorgeous second wine while...
WS 91

Wine Spectator, March 2021

Zingy, with lemon peel, fennel seed, tarragon and thyme notes streaking through, carried by mouthwatering acidity through an energetic finish. Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Drink now through 2023. 1,500 cases made. — JM


Color & Type White
Varietal Bordeaux Blanc
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML

Domaine de Chevalier of the Pessac-Leognan appellation is classified as a Grand Cru Classe de Graves. The property belonged to the Ricard family from 1865 until it was purchased by its current owners, the Bernard family, in 1983. It is one of a very few Bordeaux estates to have kept its “domaine” title instead of using the the more popular “chateau” designation.

The estate covers a hundred hectares, of which 45 are under vine: 40 for the property’s red wines, and 5 for its whites. The vineyards are planted with 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot for the red wines, and 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon for the white wines. Soils are dark sand and fine white gravel.

Domaine de Chevalier has been run since acquisition by Olivier Bernard, who perpetuates that spirit of balance and the constant drive for perfection which have been the hallmark of their outstanding wines. The flagship red belongs to the elite of the great classified growths of Bordeaux, while the white is recognized as one of the world’s finest dry wines. The domaine also produces red and white second wines under the Esprit de Chevalier label, which are made from the estate’s young vines.